Mansfield Town has sacked its manager, David Flitcroft.

The club chairman, John Radford, says the decision has been made with the best interests of the football club in mind.

He's been replaced by academy manager, John Dempster.

The club has also sacked three others - head of football operations Greg Abbott, assistant manager Ben Futcher, goalkeeping coach Ian Pledger and performance analyst Dan Ashby have also been released from their positions.

It is with a heavy heart that we part company with David and his staff, however, the decision has been made with the best interests of Mansfield Town Football Club in mind.

John Radford, chairman

Commenting on the new appointment of John Dempster as manager, John Radford said:

“In John, we have a man who is considered to be one of the brightest and most innovative young coaches in football.

John Radford, chairman